this is bbc news. says he is not setting aside any money for it yet. we are preparing for every eventuality. we are committing money to prepare for brexit, including a no deal scenario. every pound we spend on contingent preparations for a hard customs border is a pound that we can't spend on the nhs and social care, or education, or deficit reduction. the british film industry has distanced itself from harvey weinstein, the hollywood producer accused of sexual misconduct. ten specially trained teams have been sent to deal with a major disturbance at long lartin high—security prison, in worcestershire, which houses more than 600 prisoners. and on newsnight, harvey weinstein has now been accused of rape three
times over, as more and more women tell of his abuse, and his marriage colla pses. tell of his abuse, and his marriage collapses. tonight, we talk to tina brown, once employed by wasting, about why nobody spoke out. —— employed by harvey weinstein. good evening and welcome to bbc news. the divisions within the conservative party over brexit have been exposed again, this time over how much money should be spent on plans to leave the eu without a deal in place. the prime minister says the government is ready to spend whatever is necessary to make sure the country is ready to leave the eu. but earlier the chancellor, philip hammond, told mps he wouldn't be prepared to approve such spending until the very last moment. our political editor laura kuenssberg reports. number 11, where the money is counted.
number 10, where decisions are made. and, behind that scaffolding, number nine downing st, where brexit plans are made. but, when it comes to paying insurance policies in case it all goes wrong, the government can't yet agree. the chancellor this morning saying we shouldn't pay that much, at least not yet. i don't believe that we should be in the business of spending, of making potentially nugatory expenditure, until the very last moment, when we need to do so. so we will be ready, we will spend the money in a timely fashion to ensure that we are ready, but we will not spend it earlier than necessary. in other words, he is not in the mood to sign off brexit billionsjust in case there isn't a deal. yet cabinet sources suggest, when ministers met yesterday, when they actually got in...
front door, please! ..that there was a row around the table about precisely that. number 10 admits there was a brief conversation, but denies a ding—dong. yet brexit backers are cross with what they see as the treasury's resistance, and are demanding promises now. he needs to do the sums, and i think he needs to set aside precisely the sort of sums that we need, which i would imagine would run into billions of pounds. but what we can't have is a state of affairs where, if we do terminate the negotiations, or the eu indicates that it is not prepared to do a deal with us, we are then left scrambling. i think the treasury's behaviour, both in the run—up to 23 june last year and subsequently, has been incompetent and bordering on the dishonest. it is certainly no secret many of her backbenchers are suspicious of her next—door neighbour. and the prime minister
was oh—so—subtly given the chance by a prominent brexiteer to give her view. could she confirm then that all money necessary will be allocated, as and when required, to this project? we are preparing for every eventuality. we are committing money to prepare for brexit, including a no deal scenario. in some cases, departments will need to spend money before the relevant legislation has gone through the house. where money needs to be spent, it will be spent. he nodded along, but to brexiteers' ears, that sounded like a slap on the wrist for philip hammond. but for labour, another sign of tory wars. everywhere you look, it's a government in chaos. she's afraid of the most right—wing, rabid elements in her own party. she was having none of that. the honourable lady could not be more wrong. the chancellor's team believe hisjob is to be realistic about the future. chancellor, have you got the brexiteers onside? but he is a target for brexiteers,
who don't believe he is optimistic enough about what is next. daily demands, daily tensions, right inside the government machine. the hollywood producer harvey weinstein, who is alleged to have sexually assaulted a number of women, has been suspended from bafta, the british film academy, and tonight the academy of motion picture arts and sciences, which hosts the oscars, said the allegations were repugnant, and it would be meeting on saturday to discuss possible action. weinstein‘s wife, the british designer georgina chapman, said her husband's actions were unforgivable, and that she had left him. 0ur correspondent nick bryant reports. this time last week, harvey weinstein was at the centre of hollywood's in—crowd. but now, he is a virtual outcast. known not for the magnetism of his personality, but what accusers have described as the menace. a—list actresses, to women who just
wanted to break into the movie and tv industry, all saying he sexually abused or harassed them, claims he denies. but now, his wife of ten years has decided to leave him, horrified by what she has been hearing. the british fashion designer georgina chapman described her husband's actions as unforgiveable and said, "my heart breaks for all the women who suffered tremendous pain." the new zealand model zoe brock claims the producer harassed her at the cannes film festival in the late 1990s. harvey walked out of the room, and came back in naked. he came back naked? naked. what did you say? and he said that he wanted a massage, could i give him a massage? and i said no. weinstein claims many sexual encounters were consensual. not according to zoe brock. i hope he's watching. say that to my face, harvey. i would happily stand in a courtroom and testify. happily.
tonight, the british model and actress cara delevingne claimed he harassed her in a hotel room. some of hollywood's leading men have also distanced themselves from a friend who gave them their big breaks. george clooney described weinstein‘s behaviour as indefensible. so how's your lady? ben affleck, who made his name in the weinstein movie good will hunting, said he was angry. his co—star matt damon said he was sick to his stomach, and said he had never seen this kind of behaviour, or been part of an attempt to suppress stories about it in the past. silver linings playbook. but this joke at the oscars nomination ceremony four years ago begs the questions —
what did hollywood know, and when? congratulations — you five ladies no longer have to pretend to be attracted to harvey weinstein. laughter. this is the new york headquarters of the weinstein company, which sacked its co—founder on sunday. it is said to be considering a name change. the company faces the same questions as the industry as a whole. did it protect him? did it enable him? was this an open secret, that friends and colleagues simply chose to ignore? those who worked with him speak of his immense power, and ca reer—breaking influence. if you had been an actress who — let's say harvey had groped your breasts while you were supposed to be auditioning for him, what are you going to do? you're not going to go to the police. they're not going to take that seriously. you're not going to call a journalist, because at that point harvey had the whole media world in his pocket, and no—one was going to go up against harvey weinstein. there is only a downside to reporting it, ie, harvey's going to
destroy your career. there's no upside to doing that. why is anyone going to do that? bafta has suspended weinstein from its membership. the hosts of the oscars are now considering taking action. his beloved red carpet, the place where he used to parade his power, for now at least seems out of bounds. nick bryant, bbc news, new york. there has been a major disturbance at long lartin high—security prison, in worcestershire, which houses more than 600 prisoners. our home affairs correspondent daniel sandford reports. how understanding is that, at the moment, one of the wings didn't long lartin prisoners suffering a disturbance, that some staff were attacked with intra improvised weapons including things like pool balls and in the end they decided they would have to retreat and secure that wing to stop violence from spreading. it essentially means they have lost control of that wing. and tornado teams, those antiriot teams that the prison users, are on their way from all around the country, and that is going to be a busy night trying to take control of long lartin prison again. any
disturbance in prison is worrying, but at long lartin it is particularly worrying. it is one of the most high security prisons in england and wales. two thirds of the people there are life sentence prisoners, and normally, actually, at the higher staffing ratios the old age of the prisons means you get less trouble in prison that. but like all prisons in england and wales, long lartin has suffered staff cuts since chris grayling's cuts to the prison service and it has lost a fifth of its staff in just three years. they are now recruiting again, but tonight it is a prison that is right on the edge. buckingham palace says the queen will not lay a wreath at the cenotaph on remembrance sunday this year. the prince of wales will lay the floral tribute on her majesty's behalf. the queen and the duke of edinburgh will watch the service from the balcony of the foreign office in whitehall. the prime minister of spain, mariano rajoy, has given the leaders of catalonia five days to clarify whether or not they have made a formal declaration of independence. yesterday the catalan president signed a declaration of independence, following the disputed referendum,
but then suspended the declaration to allow further talks. mr rajoy accused the catalan leadership of a dangerous attack on the country's constitution, and rejected calls for mediation. 0ur europe correspondent damian grammaticas reports from madrid. in every people's story there are fateful days. for spain and catalonia, these are times fraught with risk. after emergency cabinet meetings this morning, spain's prime minister came to tell his parliament he is demanding clarity from catalonia. the question — did the document signed yesterday by the separatist leader amount to a declaration of independence or not? translation: the answer given by mr puigdemont will determine what happens next. in his hands lies either re—establishing the rule of law, as everybody is asking him, or continuing the instability, the tension, and the divisions in catalonia. because the spanish government's
position is simple. catalonia cannot use an illegal referendum to secede. and if catalonia does try to split away, mr rajoy told parliament, he would begin moves to impose direct rule on the region next week. spain's prime minister is a leader under intense pressure. some here in parliament say he should not compromise with catalans, who they say are trying to blackmail spain. others say he should seek compromise. what nobody is criticising him for is defending spanish unity, and if anything, it is the catalan leader who is under more pressure. this is the declaration at issue. the catalan leader, carles puigdemont, signed it, and immediately said he was suspending it, and left it ambiguous. the fact it was fudged has left catalans who want independence for their region feeling cheated.
translation: i feel totally let down. he took a step back. the people supported him to do something, but he didn't do it. in madrid, tomorrow is spain's national day. preparations for the parade. across the capital, those opposed to catalonia breaking away are flying the national flag. and in an office, high above the parade, they were hanging theirs out. it belongs to these lawyers both from catalonia, both opposed to catalan independence. translation: i'm catalan. i think, i speak, i pray in catalan. puigdemont does not speak in my name. spain's divisions are growing deeper, and now the government has set a deadline, next week, for catalonia to come back into line. damian grammaticas,
bbc news, madrid. officials in california say 380 people are still missing. firefighters here resurgent dry conditions today will spread the blaze. nearly 170,000 acres have been scorched in what officials say is one of the deadliest wildfire outbreaks in the statehistory. that is a summary of the news. newsday is coming up at midnight. now on bbc news, it is time for newsnight. tonight, the writer and director jez butterworth. dear harvey. my daughter is 11 years old and all her life has dreams of being a performer. were she one day able to realise those dreams, and had ashleyjudd and others not come forward and been brave enough, there's every chance in a few years' time she would have been taken to a hotel, duped by your staff, ended up alone with you, and chased round the suite by you naked, masturbating, threatening her, terrifying her, for your own enjoyment. tonight, jez butterworth, who worked with harvey weinstein
on the movie the birthday girl, publicly denounces him. i'll ask publishing supreme tina brown, who worked for weinstein, how he got away with years of abusing women when everyone seemed to know and the football players who take the knee for the star spangled banner in america are also doing it in the schools. is this a protest that will last for years, or will it be stamped out? it's not always about football, man. not always about xes and os. it's about us people. supposed to be the land of the free, but it's not being free. good evening. the actor cara delvigne is tonight the latest woman to claim that harvey weinstein was a sexual predator, making unwanted advances towards her in a hotel room, in a pattern of abuse —